Thursday May 2, 2013

WEST BRATTLEBORO -- The Theatre Adventure Program presents its adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s "The Jungle Book" on Thursday and Friday, May 9 and 10, at 10:30 a.m., at West Village Meeting House. Tickets for these performances are $9 general admission.

"The Jungle Book" is a tale about belonging. Mowgli, the man-cub, defies all odds in the jungles of India amongst his fellow forest-dwellers. Theatre Adventure has created an original adaptation from Kipling’s classic tale of adventure and belonging in the jungles of India. The writers have emphasized themes of family, home and acceptance for their special performance.

Audiences will believe that they are in the jungles of India during this original adaptation of Kipling’s well-known work written in 1894 in Brattleboro. With Indian music, inventive costuming, creative movement, skillful acting and masterful use of space and lights will transforming the Main Hall of the West Village Meeting House into an environment that will look, sound and feel like India.

Tickets may be purchased in advance at www.neyt.org, or at the NEYT Box Office in person, or by phone 802-246-6398, from noon to 5 p.m., on Wednesdays.

West Village Meeting House is an accessible theater, with accommodations for wheelchairs. Both performances will be ASL-interpreted.


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Sponsors include Brown Computer Solutions, Brattleboro Subaru and Ford and Green River.org. New England Youth Theatre is also supported by Foard Panel, the Vermont Children’s Trust Fund, Vermont Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.